Paul’s Vision for the Deacons: Assisting the Elders with the Care of God’s Church
Views on the roles of deacons vary widely among evangelical Christians. What does Scripture actually teach about deacons and their role in the church? Paul’s Vision for the Deacons is not a revision but a completely new book with a fresh perspective.
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Views on the roles of deacons vary widely among evangelical Christians. What does Scripture actually teach about deacons and their role in the church?
Views range from deacons being the board of directors, to the church building maintenance crew. Strauch states that his purpose in writing this book is “to encourage my deacon friends and fellow church leaders to think more critically about what they are saying, what they are doing, and what Scripture actually teaches about deacons.”
Whatever your view of deacons may be, this study will help you examine in detail the biblical facts on deacons, allowing those facts to guide your thinking. This book offers the opportunity to build broader agreement among our Bible-believing churches as to what deacons do.
Known for his deep love for the church and for his careful Bible exegesis, Strauch’s new study cannot be ignored by churches that are committed to following a biblical church polity. This is not simply a revision of Strauch’s popular book, The New Testament Deacon: Minister of Mercy. It is a completely new study with a fresh perspective.
A companion Study Guide is also available. Together, these resources make excellent training material for deacons and the elders who lead them.
For supplemental resources referred to in the book, please click here.
Endorsements of Paul’s Vision for the Deacons: Assisting the Elders with the Care of God’s Church
“A great exegetical study on the office of deacon in the church. In this book, Strauch makes a convincing case that deacons are men who are qualified to come along side the elders in caring for the church body. The strength of this work is Strauch’s careful study of the word and his desire to see churches obey that word. This will be my go-to book on the role of the deacon.”
– Micah Lugg Associate Pastor, Foothill Bible Church, Upland CA